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Re: Request for Comments: Planned removal of ddrescue

* Luca Capello <luca@pca.it> [Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 12:05:18AM +0100]:
> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:17:58 +0100, Michael Prokop wrote:

> > I'm the maintainer of the ddrescue and gddrescue packages.
> > I plan to drop the ddrescue package.
> [...]
> > I'd like to get rid of this confusion now. AFAICT gddrescue provides
> > all the features (and even more) ddrescue does. Also from a forensic
> > and data rescue POV gddrescue works pretty well and I'm not aware of
> > any issues with it.

> Without having checked at dd_rescue, but having used gddrescue various
> times and being a bit too lazy now to check the following, I guess that
> your past concerns do not stand anymore, do they?

>   <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=537697#10>

Correct, I consider gddrescue a full replacement for ddrescue

> > I propose the removal of the ddrescue package.

> +1, I was myself confused while looking at `apt-cache search ddrescue`.

Thanks for the feedback, Luca.


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